Mindy Fore

Chief Popologist

I have always wanted to own my own business. After working as a Registered Nurse for over 20 years, my wish came true.

I thought I would own a cupcake bakery one day but the Lord had other plans for me. In early June 2019, I was looking through my teenage daughter’s phone and came across a shared post on Facebook that a gourmet popcorn store was for sale in Bristol, TN. This definitely got my attention! 

I immediately called Dawn Fleenor, the owner, and set up a meeting at her store. Only a few minutes of meeting Dawn, I knew this business was for me. At the time, I lived in Kingsport, so I wanted to move the business there. I found the perfect space in Reedy Creek Terrace Shopping Center and got to work setting up the store. With lots of help from family and friends, the store was opened in October 2019.

After about 3 years, I longed for more space and the opportunity to expand Cornucopia.  It took a long time, but I finally found the perfect space!  In June 2024, I moved Cornucopia to Downtown Kingsport at 205 Broad Street!  I feel so blessed to get to pop popcorn and serve my customers, but more importantly to get to serve the Lord.  

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Here’s our Seasonal Flavors:

January – Gourmet Graceland, Buffalo, Melting Snowman

February – Cupid’s Corn, Chocolate Covered Strawberry

March – Lucky Leprechaun

April – Bunny Bait

May – Banana Split, Smores

June – Banana Pudding, Key Lime Pie

July – AmeriCORN, Festus Bestus

August – Lovin’ Lemon

September – PB & J, Rocky Road

October – Monster Mash

November – Pumpkin Pie Spice, Caramel Apple

December – White Chocolate Peppermint, Christmas Crunch, Eggnog, Gingerbread